do you race your WR?
Posted June 23, 2002 - 11:45 PM
finally put up what really lets down your machine.
Posted June 24, 2002 - 01:03 PM
OTHG races at tracks around southern california, next race will be at the infamous Parris raceway and after that at the new saddleback track.
My bike is stock aside from the free mods and my own tuning on the suspension.
see you at the track!
Posted June 24, 2002 - 01:41 PM
First race 2 weeks ago, haven't done that in 25 years. I got arm pump so bad on the last lap I had to quit.
The bike does well on the big open tracks
but the small supercross/tight tracks. Forget
it the "Pig Bike" doesn't get it so easily.
The gap between 2nd and 3rd kills me on those tracks.
If all goes well I will be racing at Monster Mountain this weekend. Another open MX track.
[ June 24, 2002: Message edited by: S Phillips ]
Posted June 24, 2002 - 07:35 PM
Posted June 24, 2002 - 10:05 PM
Posted June 24, 2002 - 10:52 PM
Last year i raced a xr650 but it´s a little heavy in the woods..... I finshed 8 in my class then, so i hope to do better this year on the blue beast!!
you ride abaout 300km a day and there is six specials a day. grass, enduro, mx tracks, fire roads, and even speedway(kind of like flat-tack)Its the most fun race of the year! i have done all the free mods and i have a arrow exhaust on and i have changed the suspention springs to match my weight and riding style! On the way home from the race i am entering an other race (stångebroslaget). it´s a two hour lap-enduro, so i´m hoping for nice whether netx week!!
Posted June 25, 2002 - 12:28 AM
Race report will follow !!!
Posted June 25, 2002 - 08:08 AM
I race in the Texas Cross Country Racing Association. Most of the tracks you are in the woods, but some do have a small motocross parts to them which has not been problem.
[ June 25, 2002: Message edited by: PowerRide ]
Posted June 25, 2002 - 12:50 PM
Posted June 25, 2002 - 06:42 PM
Mods are W/B e-series 12 discs, Baja Designs kit, Scotts plate holder, Twin Air /Uni filter,J Button high bars,Pirelli MT32 or 44 on front, Kenda760 on back, Panoram Speedo/Odo, JD jetting with ELN needle,Enduro Engineering Handgaurds,GYRT skid plate and some other small things.
Posted June 25, 2002 - 10:35 PM
i don't miss the yam and if i wasn't here every day it would be long gone from my memory.
there aren't half as many WR's racing this season as say, for the last three years.
i think yam should have done something about the weight but that would cost them a fortune on the production line. so they make up for this by producing even more power. at least the top boys get good results so we keep buying...
engine is a monster though
Posted June 25, 2002 - 10:46 PM
you doing the cotsworld enduro club at Tyn Twll-Llanarmon on the 4th and 25 of August,,
this is a great course, brilliant scenery,, very fast,, just watch out for the sudden bogs at the end of long fast straights
(i have a broken collerbone to prove it)
Posted June 26, 2002 - 05:38 PM
Excel rims (18"rear), bulldog spokes, fastway brakeline, Scotts stainless brake pins, Scotts 5mm offset tripleclamps, Pro tapers, Works conn aluminum throttle tube, Cycra pro bend handgaurds, Scotts damper, ICO checkmate, IMS desert tank, Scotts shark fin, Zip Ty remote hot start, Hebo Hyd clutch, TM designworks chain guide and slider, Scotts skid plate, Devol radiator gaurds, DID o-ring chain, intake and exhaust ports cleaned up, 2001 426 cylinder, Wiesco 426 piston, 2001 426 connecting rod, WR transmission, Zip Ty 10 OZ flywheel weight, Scotts shifter, BBR 1" shorter kickstarter, Zip Ty magnetic drain plug, Big Gun pipe, Suspension by SRD, Pirelli MT-18 tires, Long seal savers.
Next on the list, a QUIET pipe.
What lets me down, it has blown up 3 times. I finished the latest rebuild last night, started it a few min ago tonight, on the first kick. Okay, after having knee surgery 6 weeks ago, I could not start it, so a friend came out and started it for me.
[ June 26, 2002: Message edited by: YZ400Court ]
Posted June 26, 2002 - 09:46 PM
i do any cotswolds that are at waddon otherwise they're too far away. i would need to stay out and as you know that changes things.
i do TBEC's and eastern centre meetings. this weekend i'm doing a "banovallum" meeting about 8 miles from cadwell. they're a lincs based club and have 6 meetings per year so if i like it i might do more.
i will be very catious about meetings in august as it is the most important time of year for me work wise and an injury here would be a disaster.
i like the cotswold club but whaddon is their trip east and my trip west.
Posted June 27, 2002 - 11:19 AM
In 1999 on my 99 WR 400
YZ Timed, WB E-series Pipe, Scotts Damper,
YZ Tank and seat, Bilatanium Hydro clutch,
14/52 gearing and Gold Valve suspension work
Ended up C 21st overall 1999
In 2001 I Raced my 01 WR 426 Stock Timing,
Stock Gearing (14/50) Stock supension, with FMF Q series pipe, Scotts damper, YZ Tank and seat,
Billatanium Hydro Clutch
Ended up C 3rd Sportsman and C 5th overall 2001
Posted June 27, 2002 - 08:11 PM
Posted June 27, 2002 - 08:53 PM
Moved to Open Expert this year, best finish so far is a 7th.
Conditions range from snotty, roots, rocks, slick clay races, to a few desert races, and some nice woods races with decent traction conditions.
Best mod RACE TECH suspension, power is nothing with out getting the bike to hook up correctly.
Earlier I raced a 93 XR600.